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not right in the head

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Mentally unsound, as in Physically, she's quite healthy for ninety, but we suspect she's not right in the head. This usage was first recorded as right in his wits in 1662.

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“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

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